Saddam Hussein’s Execution

30 12 2006

 Saddam hanging

You can watch the complete video of Saddam’s execution here.  And by complete I do mean that you can watch the actual  hanging.

I’m posting this because I believe that if a society allows it to happen, they should be able to watch it.





National Christian Park Service

30 12 2006

According to BoingBoing, the national park service sells a book at the grand canyon bookstore that claims that it is the result of the old testament flood.  That’s right.  Noah and the whole deal.

Some might think that it is ridiculous, but harmless.  I say it is far from harmless – and it is our tax dollars keeping it there.

Here’s a link to the book in question:  Grand Canyon: A Different View 





Free TV on ‘The Internets’

30 12 2006

So, you want to watch a tv show online for free?  Then head on over to Free TV Links.





Quote of the Day – George Bernard Shaw

26 12 2006

No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.

George Bernard Shaw





Happy Holidays

24 12 2006

Happy Holidays. To apologize for the infrequent posts this holiday season, here are some statistics for you to ponder over the holidays:

In 2004, the life expectancy for someone born in the United States was 75 years. In Swaziland it was 36 years.
In 2003, for every 100,000 people, 14,000 people died of HIV/AIDS in the United States. In South Africa, that number jumps to 370,000 – I’m not even sure how that’s possible.

these statistics can be viewed at the World Health Organization’s website – http://www.who.int





Virgil Goode – Unapologetically Bigoted

21 12 2006

From this story:

 Rep. Virgil Goode (R-VA) is under fire for a virulently anti-Muslim letter sent to constituents earlier this month. In the letter, Goode says, “I fear that in the next century we will have many more Muslims in the United States” if we do not adopt “strict immigration policies.” He references the election of Muslim Rep.-elect Keith Ellison (D-MN), and warns “American citizens” to “wake up” or “there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office.”

Evidently, he refuses to apologize for said remark.  I don’t really know if an apology would mean anything anyway – if it is not sincere.  I also don’t think that Muslims in the united states is what we need to worry about; what scares me is the number of close minded bigots.





Fox News – Not Really ‘News’

20 12 2006

Fox News – ever the source of outlandish political commentary – has falsly claimed that Obama has never introduced a bill.

On the December 18 edition of Fox News’ The Big Story with John Gibson, Fox News political analyst Dick Morris falsely claimed that Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) has “never introduced a bill” in Congress. In fact, according to the Library of Congress’ THOMASlegislative database, Obama was the primary sponsor of 152 bills and resolutions introduced in the last Congress, including a bill (S.2125) that passed Congress on December 8, 2006, “to promote relief, security, and democracy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,” which he introduced on December 16, 2005. The bill is awaiting action by the president. In addition, three nonbinding resolutionssponsored by Obama have passed the Senate, and 14 bills that he has co-sponsored have become law.

It may have been an honest mistake.  But this isn’t a mistake like forgetting the name of a general in world war I, this is one that has a significant impact on present day politics.  I wish Fox would at least try to be unbiased – or else stop calling themselves a News station.  When it comes right down to it, the truth isn’t necessarily good for republicans.